News \’s Best of the Week

From Green Day's new tour to the Lollapalooza lineup, this week's top stories had us asking, "Is it summer yet?"

This week’s top stories had us thinking that summer couldn’t come soon enough: Green Day announced their summer tour plans, while officials unveiled the lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza festival. Meanwhile, Eminem unveiled the pilled-out cover of his summer release and Oasis announced plans to take a summer vacation — for five years!

All these stories, plus the week’s top photo galleries, editor’s blogs, audio/video, news, and reviews, below.TOP STORIES:

Green Day Announce Summer Tour!

Click here to find out if the pop-punk band’s 38-date extravaganza will hit your hometown!Read >>PLUS:

  • Jane’s Addiction, Tool, Killers, Depeche Mode Headline LollapaloozaRead >>
  • Eminem’s Album Cover: High on PillsRead >>
  • Oasis To Take Five-Year Break Read >>


Best Coachella Concert Pics!

YYYs, the Cure, M.I.A., Killers, Morrissey, McCartney, Crystal Castles, TVOTR, Fleet Foxes, and many more. Check out all the onstage action.Read >>PLUS:

  • Listen: Top 5 Metal Bands You Should KnowRead >>


7 Reasons to Love Rock of Ages

A cheesy ’80s musical about hair bands, starring American Idol’s Constantine Maroulis? Yes — and it’s awesome, says SPIN’s Ellen Carpenter.Read >>AUDIO/VIDEO:

Exclusive: The Bronx Get Attacked By a Shark!

The Los Angeles punk band’s latest video is like Jaws… in your own backyard!Read >>PLUS:

  • Watch: Matt and Kim Naked in Times Square!Read >>
  • Lykke Li Hits Big Time on ‘Idol’Read >>


Live Nirvana DVD Due in November

The grunge icons cover Boston’s “More Than a Feeling” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the U.K.’s Reading Festival in 1992. Click here for details!Read >>PLUS:

  • Unreleased Against Me! Album Due in JulyRead >>
  • Q&A: Kim Deal Talks New Breeders AlbumRead >>
  • Hot Chip to Mellow Out on Next AlbumRead >>
  • Babyshambles and the La’s to Collaborate?Read >>


Depeche Mode, Sounds of the Universe

Iconic gloom merchants mellow out — somberly.Read >>PLUS:

  • Art Brut, Art Brut vs. Satan (Downtown)Read >>
  • Asher Roth, Asleep in the Bread Aisle (Schoolboy)Read >>
  • Tinted Windows, Tinted Windows (S-Curve)Read >>
  • Camera Obscura, My Maudlin Career (4AD)Read >>
  • Pet Shop Boys, Yes (Astralwerks)Read >>
  • Super Furry Animals, Dark Days/Light Years (Rough Trade) Read >>
  • Brakesbrakesbrakes, Touchdown (Fatcat)Read >>
  • Mr. Lif, I Heard It Today (Bloodbot Tactical)Read >>
  • Screaming Females, Power Move (Don Giovanni) Read >>
  • Cryptacize, Mythomania (Asthmatic Kitty)Read >>